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iing it. thank you very much. in the past hour, president obama finished meeting with labor and progressive leaders at the white house as part of an escalating effort to avert the fiscal cliff. >> it was a very, very positive meeting. the president, like we are, are committed to preserving the tax breaks for the middle class and making sure that rich people pay their fair share. >> among the leaders at the meeting, the head of the aflcio and the national education association. later this week, the president will host business leaders from both parties. in the meantime, briefing at the white house, chuck todd asked if the scandal was distracting from efforts to deal with the fiscal cliff. >> i'm not going to make a judgment on that. i think the issues that confront us are important enough and consuming enough with regards to the so-called fiscal cliff and the budget that he expects that those who are engaged in conversations about it and negotiations about it will be as focused as he is. >> amid-all of that in the past half hour, the house and senate were gavelled back to ord
today. gender, lgbt, poverty. it is my hope that will be among the lasting legacies of an obama presidency. >> wonderful. thank you. we have about 30 minutes for questions and answers. please speak into the microphone. >> thank you for speaking. my question is about crossing the aisle. i know we want our politicians to be doing that and i want to hear your thoughts on how we do that ourselves. this campaign, i am young so i do not know how it has been in the past, but it has been frustrating not being able to connect with republicans and conservatives, especially family members. i feel like if we want our politicians to do it, we have to know how to do it ourselves. key to that is sympathy and respect. i have a hard time being empathetic towards people who are homophobic and sexist, etc. i am wondering your thoughts on that and how we did that on an individual level if we hope for that to happen on the national level. >> that's a good question. >> it is risky. just have to take the risk to have personal conversations. for me, i believe that stepping out and talking to people who
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